Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) principles support the sustainable management of water through collaboration, innovative science and technology, as well as community-based planning and implementation. At its best, IWRM applies knowledge from various disciplines and diverse stakeholders to devise and implement equitable and sustainable solutions to water-related issues. Since IWRM’s inception in the early 1990s, a growing number of organizations have adopted or been empowered to enact the principles of IWRM in day-to-day activities.
Following in the steps of the 2011 and 2014 AWRA IWRM conferences, the 2019 AWRA Spring Specialty Conference will support dialog, sharing and learning about the tactics, strategies and policies that are helping IWRM succeed across North America and the world. Researchers, practitioners and academics will assemble in Nebraska - a state that has implementing IWRM for over a decade - to consider how IWRM can become the normative model of water management, or simply, “how we do things.”